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Half-Life 2

Smell the ashes while listening to City 17


It's like hearing Dr. Breen's own playlist
Oct 25
I've been a fan of the various You Are Listening To... streams for a few years now. Initially, you could listen to the police banter of various North American cities while a stream of ambient and instrumental music played at ... read
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A patchy return for ZoŽ Castillo
It wasn't surprising to hear that the long-awaited Dreamfall Chapters would be split into separate episodes -- it's in the name, really. Episodic adventure games are well established now, so in my mind, separating a new Dream... read feature

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Kickstarter

Human Resources Kickstarter fires itself


It looks like No Pineapple Left Behind might follow suit
Oct 21
If you were hoping to play Uber Entertainment's next game Human Resources, you'll be disappointed to know that the Kickstarter has been cancelled. Despite having over 9,000 backers, the project had raised $384,000 which was j... read
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Book of Unwritten Tales 2

The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 still needs some work


The final release is set for Janurary 2015
Oct 20
We've talked before which games use Steam Early Access best. Titles like Prison Architect and Sunless Sea are two that come to mind for me; these are games that have a perfectly playable and enjoyable core game that has been ... read
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Retro-Pixel Castles

Retro-Pixel Castles is all the work of just one person


This indie strategy game has hit its Kickstarter goal
Oct 17
Trendy survival games like Rust and Don't Starve have had one interesting feature that rarely get's talked about: you can't actually win at these games. That's the main concept behind the small-scale Retro-Pixel Castles, an ... read
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This art book is much less scary than the game
Alien: Isolation has received a lot of praise over its faithful recreation of the original film's lo-fi take on science fiction. "Truckers in space" was the aesthetic director Ridley Scott set out to capture and the decks and... read feature

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Leave 'em laughing

Leave 'em Laughing attempts to make a game out of comedy


Are you going to die on-stage?
Oct 16
Comedy ain't easy, especially in this medium, so a title that tries to game-ify creating a stand-up comedy routine sound a tad ambitious. Leave 'em Laughing from Australian developer Oscar Brittain is a mashup of adventure g... read
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Frogwares has changed the formula with mixed results
In Fyodor Dostoyevsky's weighty novel Crime and Punishment, the central character robs and murders a loan shark and pawn broker but justifies the act in his own mind because he will use the money for good. Doestoyevsky's anti... read feature

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Wren and Reynold return for more Halloween fun
The original Costume Quest was a seminal game for Double Fine; it was the first game to come out of Amnesia Fortnight, a two-week period of experimenting with small-scale games. Costume Quest's success led the way for Stackin... read feature

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LA Cops

LA Cops brings mustaches and doughnuts to tactical shooters


Think Hotline Miami meets SWAT and you're there
Oct 02
Bringing a game that's early in development to a show like EGX is both a good idea and a scary one. You can get plenty of helpful feedback and some comments that aren't so helpful. "Yeah, we had this kid who was like eight ye... read
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A haunting mystery from former Bulletstorm devs
Perhaps the biggest surprise about The Vanishing of Ethan Carter is that the developers behind the game were members of People Can Fly, the studio responsible for Bulletstorm; the idea that some of the people who came up with... read feature

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Human Orbit

Human Orbit will let you indulge your rogue AI fantasies


Want to be SHODAN or HAL?
Oct 01
Is it me or are all artificial intelligences on spacecraft always evil? GLaDOS, HAL, SHODAN, the ... steering wheel thingy from WALL-E -- all of them were pretty evil, or at least fairly negligent in their jobs and now it's y... read
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Calvino Noir

Calvino Noir is a European, smoky, noir-ish stealth game


You can almost hear the sousaphone
Oct 01
I think I've probably made it clear that I like a good stealth game and thankfully I had the chance to try out the lovely-looking Calvino Noir at EGX. Set in post-war Austria (I forgot to ask which war... whoops), players con... read
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Dreamfall Chapters

The first part of Dreamfall Chapters arrives on October 21


This is the first of five upcoming chapters
Sep 30
We've known for a while that the upcoming Dreamfall game from Red Thread would be split into five chapters but now we have word that the first one, entitled Reborn, will arrive on October 21. I'm hoping that the studio will ... read
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Monsterum

I had a good time watching Monsterum scare people


This Oculus Rift title has you being hunted
Sep 30
I talked yesterday about how horror games are difficult to demo at a convention; you need to block out so much noise and activity around you to be really immersed in what you're playing. Team Junkfish had no such problems as... read
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War for the Overworld

War for the Overworld is the Dungeon Keeper sequel you wanted


Defend your dungeon from plucky adventurers
Sep 30
When the recent Dungeon Keeper mobile game was released by EA, it went down like a barrel of stinking fish; it took the core concepts of the franchise and saddled them with a freemium model that made it a chore to play. Than... read
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Heat Signature

Heat Signature is already looking hot


I couldn't help myself
Sep 29
Heat Signature was one of the games I most wanted to get my hands on at EGX. Designer Tom Francis was the guy behind Gunpoint, one of my favorites of 2013, and this next title similarly allows a great deal of player expressio... read
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Alien: Isolation

Playing Alien: Isolation on a convention floor isn't the best idea


Turns out demoing a horror game isn't easy
Sep 29
Demoing a game like Alien: Isolation at a convention such as EGX or PAX has always been problematic since horror works best when there's time for quieter moments between the scares. There has to be a period of tension buildin... read
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Poncho

Robot platformer Poncho is worth backing


There's a few hours left on the Kickstarter
Sep 29
Whenever I've posted an article about a videogame Kickstarter, I've tried to lean on the side of titles that have either a demo as that helps ease some of the potential doubts you can have while backing a project. The team be... read
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This Kickstarted RPG delivers exactly what was expected
[Disclosure: I backed the Wasteland 2 Kickstarter and as such received an Early Access copy of the game.] Wasteland 2 is one of the projects that saw success in the wake of Double Fine's Broken Age. Just a month after Tim Sch... read feature

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Torment

Here's our first glimpse at the gameplay of Torment: Tides of Numenera


Looks like a classic PC RPG to me
Sep 18
I've been playing inXile Entertainment's Wasteland 2 before its full release on Friday but I have to say, I'm even more excited for the studio's other title, Torment: Tides of Numenera. We've now got our first good glimpse a... read
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Elite: Dangerous

Here's the digital goodies you'll get if you pre-order Elite: Dangerous


An extra ship? Sure, that sounds good
Sep 12
While there's no firm release date, you can pre-purchase a copy of Elite: Dangerous from Frontier Developments. To sweeten the deal, if you order now you'll get some digital goodies like an extra Eagle Fighter ship which sou... read
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PC games

Half of PC gamers will wait for a sale before buying games


A recent survey casts some interesting light on digital sales
Sep 10
If there's one phrase you get used to hearing when talking about PC games, it's "I'll wait for a bundle or sale." It's common knowledge if you wait a while, you can get a better price through places like Steam, Green Man Gami... read
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Humble Bundle

Humble Store celebrates the end of summer with a sale


Summer: must've blinked and missed it
Sep 08
Summer? I think I must've slept through it... oh wait, I was watching the World Cup. Oh well, there's always next year and until then The Humble Store is settling me in for autumn and winter by having daily deals on some grea... read
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GOG.com

GOG.com celebrates its sixth birthday with a sale


There will be different daily deals this week
Sep 08
GOG.com, the online purveyor of classic and indie PC games is celebrating its sixth birthday and in typical fashion, that means a sale. The site always tries to put a neat twist on its promotions, so for the rest of the week ... read
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Paradigm

Paradigm is a point-'n'-click game starring sloths and mutants


Poor mutated Paradigm is looking for love
Sep 04
While adventure games are doing as well as ever, there's still not too many that hark back to the classic era games like Day of the Tentacle. They used to be really weird! Jacob Janerka's Paradigm seems to emulate that style... read
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Pigeon Dating Simulator 2014
Moving to a new school always sucks. You need worry to about grades, pick classes, join a club, try to find new friends, and fit into an existing social hierarchy.  Imagine that but with the added confusion of all your schoolmates being birds. read feature

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The Evil Within

Rejoice, Europeans as you get to experience The Evil Within early


EU release date moved up to October 14
Sep 03
As someone living in the UK, it's super frustrating to see notifications pop up on a console or Steam showing my North American friends playing new releases when I usually have to wait a few more days to get my hands on the s... read
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Left 4 Dead 2

Left 4 Dead 2 on PC is finally reclassified as R18+ in Australia


Thought this was all meant to be fixed by now
Sep 02
As a former Australian resident, one thing I don't miss there was the lack of an R18+ rating for videogames; despite the fact that the R18+ rating has now been introduced, there have still been cuts to games like South Park: ... read
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GOG.com

You've got 4 days to buy 35 games from GOG.com before they're gone


Amnesia: The Dark Descent and Red Faction will be removed from sale
Aug 30
One of the assumptions of buying games digitally is that you assume they'll always be available. That's sadly not the case, but GOG.com is offering discounts on 35 games that it will be removing from its catalog on Septe... read
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Elite Dangerous

Watch this crafty space pirate avoid the cops in Elite: Dangerous


It's like Smokey and the Bandit meets Red October. In space!
Aug 26
Remember kids, crime doesn't pay. That is unless you find illicit liquor floating in space and decided to slowly sneak into a space station without the cops seeing you. In which case, it very much pays. YouTube user Isinona ... read
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A Fistful of Gun

A Fistful of Gun is a chaotic, top-down, Western shooter


There aren't enough games like that in the world
Aug 21
I appreciate how a publisher like Devolver Digital can put out games as different as Hotline Miami 2 and Hatoful Boyfriend within a few months, as well as this neat top-down shooter A Fistful of Gun. The game looks like ... read






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